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If you eat or drink it, then write it down!

Writing down everything that you consume may be very useful to helping you achieve your weight loss goals.Registered dietitians Dawn Jackson Blatner, Elizabeth Ward, Bonnie Taub-Dix and Keith Ayoob suggest that people who are on weight loss programs try keeping a record of what they’re eating or drinking. For example if you had roast chicken with steamed vegetables and a slice of bread for lunch then write it down. Be specificDon’t forget to specify the quantity and any other details of what you consumed. For instance, you could say you had two slices of ‘white’ or ‘whole wheat’ bread, in the example above.Don’t forget snacks and drinksYou should write down all snacks you ate, whether they were healthy or not. In addition, don’t forget to mention what beverages you drank as well.Be conscious of what you eatWriting it down could help you see patterns of where you’re going right and possibly wrong. Thus you will be more conscious of what you’re eating and drinking. Research has shown that ‘dieters who keep track of everything they eat and drink lose twice as much weight as those who don't.’Information sourced from: USA Today

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